Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 28


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: HEA000000

Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 28 opens with a focus on meningoencephalitis, a broad term encompassing inflammation of the brain as well as the overlying meninges, and the authors review its different causes, diagnostic methods and treatment.
A general overview of the COVID-19 virus among the human population is provided, after which the underlying clinical manifestations and effects on those living with HIV are addressed.
An overview is also provided on Cushing’s syndrome, a rare disorder caused by pathologic cortisol overproduction with a wide spectrum of clinical signs and symptoms such as weight gain, irregular periods, depression, and anxiety.
The authors describe propofol use and administration during drug-induced sleep endoscopy, a technique that plays an important role in detecting dynamic anatomical variations in obstructive sleep apnea patients.
Following this, musculoskeletal changes due to prolonged usage of screen touch devices are defined, described, and classified, along with validated diagnostic assessment tools.
The results of genetic association studies of multifactorial oral and dental conditions such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, developmental enamel defects, and apical periodontitis are discussed.
The procedure for performing a safe and reproducible standard cholecystectomy is carefully defined, considering all tips and tricks.
The closing study focuses on miscarriage, the most frequent obstetric complication affecting about 15% of all pregnancies.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Meningoencephalitis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
(Ruchika Tandon, Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Chapter 2. The Infection of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and the Relationship with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection among Patients
(Samuel Victor Nuvor and Kwabena Dankwa, Department Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa)

Chapter 3. Pseudo-Cushing’s: A Diagnostic Challenge
(Jeremy Steinman, MD, and Gregory K. Hong, MD, PhD, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, US)

Chapter 4. Propofol and Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy
(Giovanni Cammaroto, Riccardo Gobbi, Giuseppe Meccariello, Giannicola Iannella, Giampiero Gulotta, Irene Claudia Visconti, Rodolfo Lugo Saldaña, Ahmed Yassin Baghat, Marina Carrasco Llatas, Madeline Ravesloot, Henry Zhang, Vik Veer, Bhik Kotecha, Andrea De Vito, Stefano Pelucchi and Claudio Vicini, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Morgagni Pierantoni Hospital, Forlì, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Advance Intervention in Musculoskeletal Disorders Associated with Touch Screen Technology
Faizan Zaffar Kashoo (Department of Physical Therapy and Health Rehabilitation, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia, and others) and Mehrunnisha Ahmad (Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 6. Introduction to Genetic Association Studies in Oral and Dental Health
(Erika Calvano Küchler, PhD, Daniela Silva Barroso de Oliveira, PhD, Isabela Ribeiro Madalena, PhD, Caio Luiz Bitencourt Reis, MD, Carmen Lucia Mueller Storrer, PhD, Suyany Gabriely Weiss, MD, Rafaela Scariot, PhD, Flares Baratto-Filho, PhD, Vinicius Laranjeira Barbosa da Silva, PhD, Marilisa Carneiro Leão Gabardo, PhD, Juliana Feltrin de Souza, PhD, and João Armando Brancher, PhD, School of Health Sciences, Positivo University, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Surgical Techniques and Prevention of Port-Sites Ventral Hernias
(Carlos San Miguel Méndez, Joaquín Manuel Muñoz Rodriguez, Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Ana María Minaya Bravo and Miguel Ángel García Ureña, General and Digestive Surgery Department, Henares University Hospital, Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 8. Obesity and Other Modifiable Risk Factors in Miscarriage Patients
(Marcelo B. Cavalcante, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortaleza University, Conceptus Reproductive Medicine, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil)


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